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Getting Sweet Revenge

Garden City Wings

upset Owls 7-2

Since Garden City’s loss in last year’s semi-final playoffs to Lynbrook, Coach Rich Peck wanted the Wings to emerge victorious against the Owls the next time they were matched up. However, for that game at the Bethpage Sakting Rink, the Garden City team was to be short-benched on players. To overcome this, Coach Rich invited Alex Feinstein, one of his goalies, to play out while Matt Lobasso, the resident goalie on the Wings, closely guarded the net.   

During the first half of period one, both teams found themselves scoreless. Finally, powerhouse Post (#27) broke Lynbrook’s shutout unassisted, with seven minutes left on the clock, followed by (#97) Junior Matt Borges, unassisted, with 4:48 minutes left. The Owls were unable to respond in kind.

In the second period, Lynbrook managed to break Garden City’s shutout a few seconds off the opening face off. Soon after Joe Giarraputo (#29) retaliated with an assist from senior Josh Oventhal (#91). Joe King stepped up his plays and scored twice with 7:40 minutes, assisted by Borges, and 3:56 minutes left in the period assisted by Oventhal and Borges.

Starting the third period already down 5 goals against, Lynbrook became noticeably aggravated as they made futile attempts to fire more shots at Garden City, but Wings goalie Lobasso kept denying them of goals. Meanwhile teammates Alex Feinstein (#39), Blake O’Neill (#44) and Anthony Mercandetti (#21) kept redirecting the puck back to their opponent’s zone which allowed Shawn Post to score an unassisted goal a few minutes later. Completing his hat trick, King let a final unassisted shot fly at Lynbrook with 8:32 left. The remainder of the game, the Owls were so far behind they lost hope while the Wings just ran down the clock.  With only a few seconds left, Lynbrook squeaked out their last goal in garbage time against the Wings, but it was not enough to overcome their loss. In total, both teams had an almost equal numbers of shots on net—Lynbrook with 28 while Garden City had 27.  

Flying in the face of the Lynbrook Owls’ almost-perfect record so far in the Nassau County High School Hockey League, the Garden City Wings emerged with a 7-2 upset victory over Lynbrook. As a result, this win moved Garden City’s Varsity team up 2 positions into the 5th place slot in the league, and they expect to continue progressing as they become a formidable challenge to other teams.

For a schedule of the Garden City Wings games and practices, please visit http://www.gcwings.org/

News

Ethan Irwin to vie for Kemp Hannon's Senate seat

With just under six months until Election Day on Nov. 9, a Democratic challenger has announced his bid for the New York State Senate’s sixth district seat—covering Garden City, Farmingdale, East Meadow, Levittown, Hicksville, Bethpage, and Island Trees—currently occupied by state Sen. Kemp Hannon.

Ethan Irwin, an attorney from Levittown, has already received the endorsement of Nassau County Democratic Committee Chairman Jay Jacobs. On June 30, Irwin officially opened his campaign headquarters at Kennedy Memorial Park in the Village of Hempstead.

Village hosts internship pilot program

The Village of Garden City is currently hosting a pilot internship program this summer for four Adelphi University students. The eight-to-10-week test run is also the first time the school has partnered with a municipality, according to its Center for Career Services.

Planning started in May when Mayor John Watras approached Village Administrator Ralph Suozzi about the possibility of hiring interns during July and August. Suozzi, who said he had student interns at his last job, said the program helps provide college students with experience in exchange for a new perspective for village officials.


Sports

Ron Darling and Darryl Strawberry

appear at Citibank

New York Mets fans haven’t had too much to be excited about this season. The team is currently under .500 and struggling to stay in the postseason race. So when two former Mets who played on the magical 1986 World Series championship team came to Garden City last Friday, fans had the opportunity to relive the memories and smile.

As part of the Meet Mr. Met Tour, former Mets Ron Darling and Darryl Strawberry joined the Mets mascot, Mr. Met, at Citibank on Franklin Avenue for a meet and greet event.

Summer Concert Schedule

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce the schedule of its concert series “Summer Music on the Village Green.” The concert series will be held at the gazebo on the corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues. Concerts are held on Thursdays beginning at 7:15 pm. The schedule is as follows:

July 24    Six Gun

July 31     Tangerine

August 7    The Terry Nova Little Big Band

August 14    Vintage Bliss

To register for any of the above programs for find out further information about openings, please visit www.gardencityrecreation.org for an application or the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.


Calendar

Summer Concert: Tangerine

Thursday, July 31

Friday Night Promenade Continues

Friday, August 1

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, August 4



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com